PDF Instant Download Sewing Pattern One Hour Book Bag Tote Bag Market Bag

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It is fast, it is easy and it is pretty!

The One Hour Book bag was designed specifically for use in the distributions of workbooks and Bibles by missionaries at women's' conferences in Eastern European countries. On the local level I head up a group of women who produce some of the bags used for this purpose. Our group meets once a month for 3 hours each month and work at home when necessary to meet a deadline. The women work best working in a step by step assembly line production. Each woman works on one specific task rather than each completing a bag. This pattern is the newest pattern being used in our group.

The One Hour Book Bag may be a functional book bag designed to be deep and wide enough to hold several books but you may want to carry it just because it is pretty.

A bag with squared off bottom corners to make it sit flat, handles threaded through large grommets and held securely with a knot creates not only an attractive bag but a sturdy carry all book bag. The bag lining and underside of the handle pictured here is a repurposed cotton/polyester blend canvas drop cloth (purchased from the painting section of a building materials store) which adds stability without the expense. I keep the largest canvas drop cloth I can get in my sewing supplies and use it on all sorts of creative projects. Assembly of this bag utilizes some time saving techniques making it so easy you just might have time to make several in an evening.

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Thanks a lot! Can't wait to sew the tote!
Feb 27, 2017 by ManonD
Happy with the pattern, the idea of using canvas to line the bag is very clever, no need for interfacing to make the bag sturdy. I revised the straps, making them like regular straps sewn into the purse instead of the grommets and it turned out quite nice. Very roomy bag, too, great for shopping or a beach bag etc.
Jun 1, 2015 by Elizabeth
works up nicely, could use a photo and more info. on making the handles
Dec 12, 2014 by jmorethanonce

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